It’s official, The Thrill Of It All is #1.
Sam Smith’s sophomore album, The Thrill Of It All has officially slid into the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Although his debut album In The Lonely Hour set him off on the right path with songs like “Stay With Me” and “I’m Not The Only One”, it peaked in the number two spot. So having this album at number one is definitely amazing for Sam.
The lead single off The Thrill Of It All, “Too Good At Goodbyes”, came in at number five on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his fifth song to reach the top ten.
Sam’s story is one of success on the global scale and some of the things he’s accomplishments over the years are HUGE. Milestones that every artist hopes and wishes for, Sam has already reached. An Oscar; a Grammy, and sky rocketing album sales all under his belt after his debut album release.
How incredible is that? Pretty incredible. Let’s celebrate by taking a look at some of Sam’s biggest accomplishments so far (as there’s surely tons more to come).
James Bond movies are iconic. Their theme songs are iconic. Sam Smith was awarded the honour of recording the theme tune for Spectre, the follow up to Skyfall. With huge shoes to fill, Sam found himself at the top of the leader board at the 2015 Academy Awards winning an Oscar for Best Original Song for “Writings On The Wall.”
At just 22, Sam had to clear his mantle to display all FOUR Grammys he ended up taking home at the 2015 Grammy Awards. These huge wins came after the release of only one album! While he won the categories for Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal, Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year, he was also nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.
Sam Smith has cemented his name in the music biz across the world. His debut album In The Lonely Hour which gave a brutally honest look into his love life, became the second biggest selling album of 2014 in the US behind Taylor Swift’s 1989, and the second best selling album in the UK behind Ed Sheeran’s X.
Sam’s willingness to lay his feelings down in his songs is something that makes his music truly relatable which is something people love. There’s nothing better than listening to a song describe *exactly* how you’re feelings even though you don’t know exactly how to put it into words yourself.
Since then, Sam took a couple years off, but continued writing his heartfelt songs finally returning (to everyone’s delight) with the much anticipated The Thrill Of It All.
A little late to the party and haven’t listened to it yet? Here you go:
So, what’s your favourite song off Sam Smith’s new album? Let us know in the comments or send over a tweet @umusic.